Owner's Manual IC..FTSMeWl LAWN TRACTOR 16.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.273500 I This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman IL 60179 U.S.A I I Warranty ................................................ 2 Safety Rules .......................................... 3 Product Specifications ........................... 6 Assembly/P re-Operation ....................... 8 Operation ............................................. 11 Maintenance ....................................... 18 Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18 Service and Adjustments ..................... 23 Storage ................................................ 28 Troubleshooting ................................... 29 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Sears Service ........................ Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups. • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. _WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. ,_WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. A(_WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. A(_WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. - Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. - Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do notuse grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS i Gasoline i Capacity and Type: 4.0 Gallons Unleaded Regular i Oil Type i (API-SF-SJ): Oil Capacity: SAE 10W30 (Above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (Below 32 F) W/Filter 1.11 Quarts W/O Filter .95 Quarts Spark Plug: (GAP: .030") i Ground Speed (MPH): Tire Pressure: NGK BPRhES Charging System: Battery: Blade Bolt Torque: In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman@ product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. Forward: 5.5 Reverse: 2.4 Front: 14 PSI Rear: 10 PSI 15 Amps @ 3600 RPM Amp/Hr: 35 Min. CCA: 280 Case Size: UIR 27-35 Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ° Read and observe the safety rules. ° Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. ,_WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professiona/ installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® 6 Steering Wheel Steering Sleeve © Steering Wheel Adapter @ (1) Locknut Steering Extension Shaft (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 1/4-28 (1) Large Flat Washer Steering Wheel (1) Locknut 1/2-20 Insert f o o o o o Seat \ (4) Adjusting (_ (1) Washer _'_ 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 @ Gauge Keys Bar @ (4) Locknut 3/8-16 (4) Wheels (1) Knob Video Cassette (4) Clevis (4) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 (2) Keys Ga. (4) Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use (4) Shoulder 7 Pins Retainer,Springs Bolt Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4"wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). Steering Wheel .Tabs TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Extension 1/4 Hex Slots BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. .... .- 8 , ,, j Label INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat 3. Place freewheel control in disengaged position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT' in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding the deflector shield up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) ,_WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Release parking brake. 8. Slowly depress forward drive pedal and drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake. 10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS TO MOWER DECK Seat Pan Shoulder Bolts Flat Washer Adj NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal. 9 The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck in proper position when operating mower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance. 1. Slide gauge wheel bar down into bracket channel, Be sure that gauge wheel bar aligning holes are on top. Assemble gauge wheels as shown using shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts and tighten securely. 2. Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower. See "TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS" in the Operation section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. Deflector _ _ Mulcher CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. v"CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of 10 this manual). ato°hs _CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. These symbols mayappear on your tractor or in literaturesupplied with the product. Learn and understandtheir meaning. R N REVERSE H NEUTRAL HIGH Ikl L LOW _ CHOKE _-_ FAST SLOW IGNITION G-_ = ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL ENGINE ON OIL PRESSURE ENGINE BATTERY START PARKING REVERSE BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT @@@@@ ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED ==E FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) & DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY & & & is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol KEEP AREA ._., HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Light Switch Position Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch Lift Lever Plunger Attachment Throttle/Choke Control Reverse B_ke Pedal Height ustment Indicator Free Wheel Control Parking Brake Lever Cruise Control Lever 02732 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. CRUISE CONTROL LEVER - Used to set forward movement of tractor at desired speed without holding the forward drive pedal. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the tractor and starting the engine. FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL - Used for forward movement of tractor. REVERSE DRIVE PEDAL - Used for reverse movement of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secu re. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. Attachment Clutch Lever Position Ignition Throttle/Choke "Disengaged" Drive Pedal B_ke Pedal TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the forward and reverse drive pedals. 1. Start tractor and release parking brake. 2. Slowly depress forward or reverse drive pedal to begin movement. Ground speed increases the further down the pedal is depressed. TO USE CRUISE CONTROL The cruise control feature can be used for forward travel only. SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS The cruise control should only be used while mowing or transporting on relatively smooth, straight surfaces. Other conditions such as trimming at slow speeds may cause the cruise control to disengage. Do not use the cruise control on slopes, rough terrian or while trimmimg or turning. 1. With forward drive pedal depressed to desired speed, move cruise control lever forward to "SET" position and hold while lifting your foot off the pedal, then release the cruise control lever. Drive Pedal ru_se t Control Lever Brake "Disengaged" Position Position "Engaged" Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES - • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal all the way down. IMPORTANT: Forward and reverse drive pedals return to neutral position when not depressed. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position to allow engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. 13 Retainer To disengage the cruise control, pull the lever backward to "OFF" position, or fully depress the brake pedal. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Clevis Pin TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Attachment Clutch "Engaged" Position Attachemnt __,,_ High ,.,? Position LOW Position "Disengaged_ Position Deflector TO OPERATE ON HILLS 14 _WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide provided at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and brake pedal. Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal to slowest setting. Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. Transmission Transmission Engaged _CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START ENGINE Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL' mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. 15 . PURGE Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. TRANSMISSION _CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in disengaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. Disengage parking brake. 4. Depress forward drive pedal to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds and release pedal. Depress reverse drive pedal to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds and release pedal. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. Disengage parking brake. 8. Drive tractor forward for approximately five feet then backwards for five feet. Repeat this driving procedure three times. Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 6. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 6. When engine starts, leave throttle control in choke position until engine warms up and begins to run roughly. Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the fast position. Engine warm-up may take from several seconds to several minutes (the colder the temperature, the longer the warm-up). AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Release the parking brake and let the brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 16 MOWING TIPS MULCHING • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried, the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight. ° For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. J Max 1/3 • If grass is extremelytall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular) to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. 17 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _,_,_ ,_-_ ,_-_ _ ,._ _ As COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE DATES % T?:;°::r?°° T Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems R Check for Loose T Lubrication 0 Sharpen/Replace Check Battery Level Mower R and I[_ Fasteners I_ 1_5 Chart Clean Battery I_ Blades i3 and Terminals Check Transaxie Cooling I_ Check V-Belts Check Engine I1_ Oil Level I_ Change Engine Oil (with oil fitter) E Change Engine Oil (without oil filter) N Clean Air G Clean Air Screen _ inspect E Replace Clean 1_2 I_ Oil Filter (If equipped) Cooling Fins Replace Air Fitter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter Plug often when 2 I_ 2 operating under I/2 a heavy in dirty or dusty 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-f ree battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. load or conditions. RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE _ I1_ I = Change more often when Operating in high ambient temperatures. more ,/ _,_ Muffler/SparkArrester Engine I_ _1_12 Spark GENERAL 1_,2 Filter Replace 2 = Service I_ CHART (# Zerk (#Front Wheel Bearing Zerk _ , Spindle Zerk :I dbFront Wheel Zerk General Purpose Grease REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION EACH USE IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 TRACTOR 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE F, . Trailing Edge Up iat /_ _, Washer_/_ldlaae Lock _ "_- _ _ _ Mandrel _"_"dAssembly _j)) _ B_NaadheBro___Star Center Hole_-_ TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. Blade 5/8" Bolt or Cen_r REMOVAL BATTERY 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. 19 NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES SAE TEMP _ -30 r -10 -20, -10 O TEMPERATURE r 20 0 , 40 10 RANGE ANTiCiPATED , 20 60 r30 80 BEFORE 40"C 100 =F NEXT OIL CHANGE _ Vise C_l_ttl e hoP_8 Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve Closed and Locked Drain Tube Position I_ Yellow Cap _ 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperatu re. 20 ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. Foam AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Loosen knobs and remove cover. Air Cleaner Base TO 2. 3. 4. SERVICE PRE-CLEANER Remove foam pre-cleaner from cover. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. MUFFLER TO SERVICE PAPER CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. Handle new cartridge carefully; do not use if the rubber seal is damaged. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 1. Carefully remove cartridge and grid to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor. 2. Separate the grid from paper cartridge and gently tap pleated side of cartridge to dislodge dirt. Never try to brush off dirt; brushing will force dirt into the fibers of the paper element. 3. Install the grid over the paper cartridge, then install the assembly into the air cleaner base. The grid must be placed between the foam pre-cleaner and the paper cartridge to prevent oil from transferring to the paper element. 4. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) into the cover. 5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knobs. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 21 IN-LINE FUEL FILTER CLEANING The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. Clam Fuel Filter 22 _WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 3. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. 4. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 5. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Small Retainer Clutch Pulley Retainer Anti-Sway Bar \ (Both Sides) :)eflector Housing Guide Large Retainer Spring Bracket 23 \ \ FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns.The two front links must remain equal in length. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. 7. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. 8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to _ ___ _ gr°und'-..4 Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Bottom edge of mower to ground _ / _ -TGround Line_ y -_ _A _t"E" NL Arm Lift Link Adjustment Nut Trunnion 24 Front Links TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE TO ADJUST BRAKE 1. Depress brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission engaged" position. 5. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. DRIVE The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). With parking brake "Engaged" Mandrel Nut Jam Nut .Operating Arm Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center. BRAKE TO REPLACE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK BRAKE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. 25 BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 6. Install mower 'See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in thi section of manual). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Retaining Ring Engine Pulley- Axle Cover Clutching Idler / Stationary Idler-" I Square Key --_ (Rear Wheel Only) Center Spa_ Keeper J TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY Transmission Input Pulley -------- _WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/ REPLACEMENT Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. TO ADJUST MENT STEERING WHEEL ALIGN- If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, REVERSE 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS then from the fully charged battery. 1. Block up axle securely. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 26 INTERLOCKS Weak or Dead Battery REPLACING Fully Charged Battery BATTERY TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. _d ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. CARBURETOR Keps, Nut Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to a Sears or other qualified service center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center,, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Terminal ,,'" _ _er_r _" J_Positive(Red) "_'_" _ TO REPLACE _" HEADLIGHT Ho°d light Wire nector Hex Bolt :_ _ RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. A(_WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Door- AND N_a_:vee (B,ack, BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. 27 Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _,WARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START' position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol 28 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. Hard to start Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over Brake pedal not depressed. Attachment clutch is engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignitionswitch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 29 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE PROBLEM I CORRECTION 6. Faulty spark plug. Loss of power (continued) 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Mower blades not rotate Poor grass discharge will 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 30 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace bolt. 2. Contact qualified 3. Tighten Replace blade. Tighten blade a Sears or other service center. loose part(s). damaged parts. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST' position. 2. Shift to slower speed. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Poor grass discharge (continued) CAUSE CORRECTION 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery charge Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. will not Switch is "OFF'. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. . . Loss of drive . . . Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" . Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. Engine throttle control not set 1. Move throttle control to at "SLOW" position for 30 "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before 30 seconds before stopping engine. stopping engine. 31 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 SCHEMATIC BATTERY RED FUSE (OPTIONAL) STARTER I BLACK I • ,© AMMETER I SOLENOID L CLUTCH/DRAKE (PEDAL UP) J WHITE SEAT SWITCH IGNITION SWITCH WHETE I i 1 I I i I F B_CK I B_CK G OU G I A (OPTIONAL) BLACK I I I I FUEL IGNITION UNIT J SPARK PLUG GAP F 12 PLUGS ON TWI_ CYL. ENGINES) I I CHARGENG SYSTEM OUTPUT AMp DC @ 36OORPM J 28 VOLTS AC @ 360O RPM (REGULATOR DISCONNECTED FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (IF SO EQUIPPED) O NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS IGNITION HEADLIGHTS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS SWITCH POSI31ON CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 NONE _UN/LIGHT B+A1 A2+L RUN B+A1 NONE START B + S + A1 NON E WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING, 33 ///7 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 ELECTRICAL 22 I I I I 42 i I I I I I i I L I 40 26 25 / \ \ \ \ \ / // / / / \ \\// \ I I I I 52 29 i .\. i I i _ 27 12 ' : I I I I I I 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 ELECTRICAL KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 42 45 52 55 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 183759 4152J 186846 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 187576 154336 122822X 141940 17490508 Battery Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 Unc x 3/4 Tray Battery Bolt Battery 1/4-20 x 7.5 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Switch, Interlock Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J) Bulb, Light Cable Battery Fuse, 20 Amp Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Uric Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ignition Key, Ignition Harness, Ignition Cover Terminal Ammeter Rectangular Protection Wire Loop Screw Thdro15/16-18 x1/2 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273500 259 / 260 258 273 _1_66 275 39 17 58 166 31 208 209 2O8 20 219 ,145 3 74 14 208 3_ 3 chassis-Laser 36 -It.stlt 24 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273500 KEY NO, PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 20 23 26 28 30 31 37 38 39 58 60 64 74 90 142 143 144 145 159 166 206 207 208 209 217 219 258 259 260 263 264 272 273 274 275 -- 174619 176554 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 184272X615 184291 180679 124028X STD541437 184259 179131X615 139976 17490508 175710 174714 187145 72140606 154798 73680600 124346X 175702 154966 175582 156524 179950X428 171875 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 179132X428 17000512 184264X599 184263X599 184262X428 184265 184266 185922X428 185923X428 184260X428 184261X428 5479J Chassis Stamping Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, L.H. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Bumper Hood Plate Mtg Battery / Tank Fuel Bushing Nut Grille Lens Asm Fend/Ftrest Pnt Bracket, Fender Support Screw Thdrol 5/16-18x1/2Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Duct Air Engine Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Uric x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric Nut Self-Thd Wsh-Hd 1/4 Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood Cupholder Screw 13-16 x 3/4 Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x1/2TYTT ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Console FueIWindow Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Lens RH Lens LH Cover Lens BezeIGrille LH BezeIGrille RH Vent Hood Laser LH Vent Hood Laser RH Insert Grille LH Insert Grille RH Plug, Button NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 GROUND DRIVE 57 116 218 223 62 36 • 53 55 22 77 26 K 26 1 241 drive*hydro.stlt 49 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 6 15 16 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 17060512 74490544 73800500 STD541437 175036X428 175896 73350600 106888X 19131316 76020412 175765 71673 169592 74760512 72140506 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 70 74 75 76 77 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 74760648 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 73680600 73680500 105710X 105709X 17060620 140294 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 71170764 10040700 154778 134683 137057 121749X 12000001 123583X DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Hydro gear Model 336-0510 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 uric Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 unc Knob Control Cruise Rod, Brake Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 1/8x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap Brake Parking Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 uric x 3/4 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric x 3 Keeper, Belt Idler Flat Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl Retainer, Belt Bolt Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Center Span Screw 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr.5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Guide Belt Mower Drive RH Spacer, Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 78 89 90 95 96 116 120 150 151 202 212 214 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 244 250 251 253 254 272 273 274 121748X 174901X428 124346X 180825 4497H 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 72110614 145212 174735 179433 174713 174839 174711 72140606 73680700 174840 174736 174712 174902 174710 179032 176451 174573 175570 174856 174858 174857 128903 170165 175807 17490508 175610 73930400 74780412 166880 17060612 17060516 179422 178062 17670508 179610 175646 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Console, Shift Nut Rod Bypass Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Nut HexFlange Lock LinkTransaxle Pedal Assy, Reverse, with Pad Arm Control Pedal Reverse Bracket Frest Pdl CtrL Hyd Bracket Mtg. Pedal Control Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4 Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 unc Washer Nylon 11/16 ID x .060 Pedal Forward Arm Control Pedal Forward Bolt Pivot Spacer Cam Reverse Pedal LT Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Washer Serrated 5/16 x .75 Strap Torque Actuator Cruise Disengage Pawl Control Cruise Lever Control Cruise Sector Control Cruise Bolt Shoulder 3/8-16 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Arm Mtg. Cruise Sector Screw Thdrol 5/16 x 1/2 Spring Return Cruise Control Nut Centerlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8Yellow Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer .3125 x .615 x 16 Ga. Clip Retainer Screw, 5/16-18 x 1/2 TT Pad, Reverse Pedal Cover Pedal Forward NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 _2 __39 \ _ \ _ , 1// • r'-----_42 88 68 I 67 67 29 13 65 68 43 4O / 15 15 29 34 _0 4O 35 J TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 KEY NO, PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 91 159944X428 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 180641 17060612 171888 19111216 10040500 73540500 155099 152927 159946X428 19182411 STD541537 159945 145054x428 121749X 180640 184946X505 73540400 71130420 160367 72140618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 175553 Steering Wheel Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip Draglink Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam Teplock 1/2-20 Unf Spacer Brg Axle Front Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Red, Tie Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga Washer Lock 5/16 Crownlock Nut 5/16-24 Unf Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 11 Ga. Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Extension Shaft Steering Cap, Spindle Nut Crownlock 1/4-28 Belt Hex 1/4-28 Unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8 Spacer Brace Axle Belt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Washer .781 x 1-1/2 x .14 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Clip Steering NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 ENGINE 3 2 14 38 13 10 _26 _115 32 / \ / 29 4 k OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-Honda 42 2cyl 13 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 ENGINE KEY NO, PART NO. 1 2 3 170546 17720408 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 16 17 23 25 26 29 31 32 33 37 38 45 105 115 149723 175484 175485 171877 146629 148456 STD551237 17120616 169837 145996 73920600 137180 179022 179124X428 123487X 8543R 181654 17000612 17120616 DESCRIPTION Control, Throttle Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, (See Breakdown) Honda Model No. GXV 530-EXA1 Muffler Tube Exhaust LH Tube Exhaust RH Belt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Shield Heat Muffler Gasket (Order from engine manufactuer) Tube Drain Oil Easy Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Shield Brn/Dbr Guard Control Choke Nut Keps 3/8-24 Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Fuel Clamp, Hose Line, Fuel Plug, Drain Oil Easy Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Exhaust (Order from engine manufactuer) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 // I I 5 I I I I - I ÷ 116 ' I 11 12 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket, Pivot, Fender Bolt Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Clip, Push-In Hinged Nut Spring, Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14Ga. Pan, Seat Knob Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting 180597 180166 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 121246X KEY NO. PART NO. 13 121248X 14 72050412 15 134300 16 121250X 17 123976X 18 124238X 21 171852 22 STD541431 24 19171912 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 DESCRIPTION Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer, Split .28 x .88 Spring Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5 Cap Spring Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Nut Washer 17/32x1-3/16x12Ga. dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 DECALS 18 13 7 9 10 16 20 11 8 KEY NO, PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 177955 186741 186366 186452 133644 186367 172331 186572 156439 179128 146046 186478 Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, WHEELS Oper. Instr. HP Engine Hood Hood Replacement Customer Maintenance Hood Side Deck Fender, Craftsman Fender Danger Deck "B" 42* V-Belt Drive Schematic Lower Dash & TIRES 4,t0 11 45 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 14 16 18 20 - - - - - - - 160396 138047 184065 149516 138311 174998X428 175542X428 169210 186758 186759 Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal, Battery Diehard Decal, Steering Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Decal By Pass LT Hydro Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 177750 59904 DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) 5 106732X624 Rim, Front 6 278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) 7 9040H Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) 8 106108X624 Rim, Rear 9 177751 Tire, Rear 10 7152J Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) 11 104757X428 Cap, Axle -144334 Sealant, Tire 10 oz. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches I inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 5 3 4 6 6 5 4 13 19 13 20 20 20 19 15 32 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO, PART NO, 1 159460 2 159471 3 105767X 4 12000002 5 19211621 6 120183X 7 125631X 8 122365X 11 139865 12 139866 13 STD624008 15 173288 16 73350800 17 175689 18 73800800 19 139868 20 163552 31 169865 32 73540600 36 155097 37 123935X 38 17060516 40 19112410 41 155098 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm DESCRIPTION Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32xl x21 Ga. Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 Uric Trunnion Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 Uric Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt, Lift Nut, Crewnlock 3/8-24 Pointer Height Indicator Plug Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga. Indicator Height dimensions given in U.S. inches 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 MOWER DECK 68 \ 0 158 157 _../....67 36 156 144 t43 15 J37 /145 J t84 t48 106 _ t02 103 t05 33 136_ t19 119 117 t16 18 28 29 _ 5 27 t8 6 13_ t9 t0_ 9-- 42 Dman-t-path 48 stlt 4. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 MOWER DECK KEY NO, PART NO, 1 2 182032 STD533107 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 11 134149 -- 139775 -- 138971 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 48 52 53 54 55 56 137645 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 173984 129963 153535 178342 STD533717 131494 STD551037 STD541437 140O88 STD624003 137729 133944 139888 184907 178515 155046 165723 DESCRIPTION Deck Asm MWR 42"weldment Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Bracket Asm Fr Sway Bar 38/42 Bracket Asm Deck 42"sway Bar Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt 3/8- 24 x 1.25 Gr 8 Washer Lock Hvy 3/8 Washer Hard Blade Mower Vented (The following blades are available) Blade, 42" Mulching (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For befter wear when mulching) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or dischagring) Shaft Asm W/lower Bearing Housing Mandrel Vented Bearing Ball Mandrel Stripper Mower Vented Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder BaffleVortex 42 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc Bracket Deflector Mower 42" Cap Sleeve 80x 112 BIk Mower Spring Torsion Deflector 2 52 Nut Push Phos & Oil Shield Deflector Mower 42" BIk Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga Rod Hinge 42"6 75 Wig Screw Thd Rolling Washer Head Washer Spacer Mower Vented Pulley Mandrel 42" Nut 9/16 Toplock Flng Oil Dip Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 Uric x 1-3/4 Gr5 Pulley Idler Flat 3 060 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 NutCrownlock 3/8-16 Uric Guard Mandrel LH Black Spring Retainer 1" Zinc/cad Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 T Washer Hardened Smaller Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc BIkz Arm Asm Pad Brake Washer Hardened Arm Idler 42"mower LT/YT Spacer Retainer Mower 49 KEY NO, PART NO. 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 141043 184939 144959 STD541437 136420 71081010 19061216 10071000 DESCRIPTION Guard TUV Idler Knob Rd 3/8-16 PlstcThds BIk V-Belt Mower 42" Nut Lock 3/8-16 Cover Mulching Washer Lock #10 Washer #10 Screw Pan Head Phillip 10-24 x 5/8 105 160793 Latch Asm. 106 2029J Nut Weld Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 113 17060512 Bolt Shoulder 3/8-16 x 3-5/8 116 184219 117 174873 Wheel Gauge Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 118 73930600 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 119 19121414 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. 129 19131312 130 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1 131 STD533710 Pin Head Rivet 134 156941 Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Rear LH 135 159765 136 155986 Bar Adjusting Guage Wheel Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Rear RH 138 159763 Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Front RH 139 159767 140 159768 Bracket Asm Whl Ga. Front LH 142 165890 Arm Spring Brake Mower 143 157109 Bracket Arm Idler 42" 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Idler 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 146 171977 Bolt Carriage Idler 147 131335 Spring Extension 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 149 169898 Retainer Spring Yellow 150 19091216 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable 151 169670 152 169676 Clutch Cable 42" 153 169674 Washer Flat 3/8" Type B 154 169675 Spring Retainer 155 169671 Spring Retention Lvr CItch Cab 156 169672 Spacer Clutch Cable 157 169669 Rod Clutch Cable 3/8" 158 17720408 Screw H ex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4 184 19131410 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga - 130794 Mandrel Asm Service (Includes Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only-Pulley Not Included) - 186917 Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately guage wheel and mulching cover components Key Nos. 5, 116 - 119, 134, 136, and 101 - 106.) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Z .< _0 0 G3 _129 128 ;0 -4 _0 _>-4 _0 ,;0 ! o_ _0 m 88 123 o'1 0 | z m CI-- NZ mc 19 mN _m r124 'M _108 6-Sealant (Joint d' etancheite) 57-20W50 Oil - 78.80Z (OZ de 78.820 d' Huile) 127 - Seal and O-ring Kit (Phoque 0 Sonne Jeu) TRACTOR . - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HYDRO GEARTRANSAXLE -. MODEL NUMBER 336-0510 KEY NO, PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 170351 170352 170353 170354 169896 170355 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 16 170362 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 170363 178781 150771 170365 170366 170367 170366 170369 170370 170371 32 170389 33 142991 34 35 36 37 36 39 40 41 42 43 44 170390 170391 170392 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 45 46 47 48 49 5O 51 52 170397 170398 170399 170400 170401 170402 170403 170404 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 6O 61 62 63 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 170408 142883 142882 142887 170410 64 65 66 67 142892 170411 170412 170413 DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring - Retaining Spacer Ring - Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.56 X .276 Sail Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X 12mm Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75 Lip Seal 16 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Searing, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion_ 13t 10t/48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear Sleeve Searing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveBeadng(Outb_ard) .75xl .750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13 Th k Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,LH.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250Tc Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spdng - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50 Oil Brake Yoke Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2W/ Patch,SpecialFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spdng, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed 51 KEY NO. PART NO, 68 69 70 71 178782 170415 170416 170417 72 73 74 75 170418 142884 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 87 88 90 93 94 95 161168 170425 170426 142917 170429 170430 170431 178783 178784 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 107 108 178786 178787 178789 178792 178793 178794 178795 178796 170432 170433 109 111 113 114 116 117 119 120 121 170434 170435 170437 178797 170438 178799 170439 170440 170441 122 123 124 170442 178800 170444 125 126 127 128 130 131 132 133 134 900 170445 170446 170447 173165 178802 178603 178804 184227 178808 173639 DESCRIPTION Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027, Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hex Look Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Bearing, Ball Screw, Socket Head Cap 5/1624X1-1/2 Spacer, Locating Screw, SFHCS 5/16-18 X1 Arm Return Puck, Adjusting Washer, .24 ID X 1.60 OD X .239 Spring, Extension Spacer .260 tD X .560 OD X .870 Bracket, Torque Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft .71idx1.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Spring Silicon Sponge Pin, Spring Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Washer, Belleville Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Kit, Expansion Tank Stud Ball Bracket, Cruise Damper Hex Nut 5/16-18 NC Damper Washer, Helical Spring Lock 5/16 Transaxle Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1 CONTROL l FAN COVER I CAMSHAFT ] STARTER CARBURETOR_- 52 l TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1 CYLMNDER HEAD ] OIL PAN PISTON CRANKSHAFT I /'\ I IGNITiON 1° _12 53 CONNECTING ROD TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1 EXHAUST FUELPUMP PIPE i i CRANKCASE [ 2O 54 l TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530, TYPE NUMBER EXA1 CONTROL CARBURETOR KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 6605034 6605042 6605067 6605125 6605133 6605141 6605158 6605166 6605174 6605182 0800466 0636431 15 16 17 18 19 0928051 6607147 4755427 0145557 2410876 ROD, JOINT SPRING, CHOKE RETURN CONTROL ASSY. (2-LEVER) SPRING, STARTER FORK, GOVERNOR ARM, GOVERNOR ROD, GOVERNOR SPRING, GOVERNOR LINK, GOVERNOR ROD, GOVERNOR LINK HOLDER, CABLE. SPRING, CONTROL ADJUSTING1 BOLT, FLANGE (5X10) BOLT, FLANGE (6MM) (CT200) SCREW, RECESSED (5X25). SCREW, PAN (5X16) BOLT, FLANGE (6X10) KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 6604847 6604854 6604862 6604888 6604896 6604904 6662423 6604979 6604987 6604995 6605000 6605018 6605026 6605273 1965425 0250647 0315705 4750725 20 4983714 6607261 6607279 6607287 6607279 6607287 6607295 6607311 GASKET SET VALVE, FLOAT FLOAT SET CHAMBER SET, FLOAT SCREW SET SCREW SET, DRAIN CARBURETOR ASS"(. COVER SET, AIR VENT CAP GASKET VALVE ASSY., SOLENOID INSULATOR, CARBURETOR GASKET, INSULATOR. GASKET, AIR CLEANER CLIP, WIRE HARNESS CLIP, TUBE (B8) CLIP, TUBE (B6.5) BULK HOSE, VINYL (4X7X8000) (4X7X300) BULK HOSE, VACUUM (4.5X1000)(4.5X400) JET, MAIN (#82.5) JET, MAIN (#85). JET, MAIN (#87.5) JET, MAIN (#85). JET, MAIN (#87.5) JET, MAIN (#90). JET, PILOT (#37.5). FAN COVER KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 21 1 2 3 4 5 6605208 6605257 6605265 6605273 6605281 -22 6 7 8 9 10 14 16 17 18 19 6605299 6224752 6605307 7088206 6605471 6662381 6607121 5889365 0803619 6607154 20 6607162 21 22 24 26 27 6478812 6607212 O629824 2105799 2533883 STAY, FUEL PUMP ELEMENT, AIR CLEANER FILTER (OUTER) GASKET, AIR CLEANER SEAL, AIR CLEANER HOUSING COVER, AIR CLEANER COLLAR A, AIR CLEANER ELBOW, AIR CLEANER COVER, FAN *NHI* (BLACK) PLATE, SIDE GRID, SCREEN *NHI* (BLACK) BOLT, AIR CLEANER (6MM) BOLT, FLANGE (6X14) (CT200) BOLT, FLANGE (6X14) BOLT, L. STUD (IGNITION COIL) BOLT, R. STUD (IGNITION COIL) NUT, FLANGE (6MM). SCREW, TAPPING (4X30) (P0) WASHER, PLAIN (6MM) BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) BOLT, FLANGE (6X100) 23 STARTER MOTOR CAMSHAFT KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 6604714 5580063 6604722 6604730 6604748 6604755 6604763 6604771 1426972 1426980 0294819 0004598 6315873 PULLEY, CAMSHAFT SHAFT, CAM PULLEY BELT, TIMING (97HU8 G-200) ARM, IN. VALVE ROCKER ARM, EX. VALVE ROCKER SHAFT, ROCKER ARM VALVE, IN. VALVE, EX. SPRING, VALVE. RETAINER, IN. VALVE SPRING SCREW, TAPPET ADJ. NUT, TAPPET ADJ. O-RING (6.8X1.9). KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 3508322 4840666 6605596 4840831 3508405 6605604 6605612 5267588 3508413 3620366 3508439 3508454 6605620 4840898 6605638 3508470 0839688 3508496 3508504 2756310 RING, SNAP (DENSO). COLLAR SET, CLUTCH STOP MOTOR ASSY., STARTER LEVER, PINION DRIVE SWITCH ASS"(., MAGNETIC CLUTCH, OVERRUNNING HOUSING, DRIVE SIDE. BEARING A BEARING B BRUSH. SPRING, BRUSH BOLT, THROUGH ARMATURE YOKE FRAME, COMMUTATOR END NUT, HEX. (8MM) NUT, FLANGE (5MM) HOLDER, BRUSH INSULATOR, BRUSH HOLDER BOLT, FLANGE (10X40) FLYWHEEL 55 KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 6605430 6605448 4 5 6605588 6607139 FAN, COOLING PLATE, COOLING FAN SETTING1 FLYWHEEL (6P). BOLT, FLANGE (16X35) TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530, TYPE NUMBER EXA1 PISTON CYLINDER HEAD KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 -- 6684989 0688887 6604524 6605232 6605240 6605489 0636845 2488187 0866103 6607170 2401222 1521756 1521764 --- 1672443 1672450 CYLINDER SEAL, VALVE STEM COVER, HEAD MANIFOLD, IN GASKET, IN. MANIFOLD SHROUD BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) (CT200) BOLT, FLANGE (6X45) BOLT, STUD (6X28) NUT, FLANGE (8MM) BOLT, FLANGE (6X30) SPARK PLUG (BPR4ES) (NGK) SPARK PLUG (W14EPR-U) (DENSO). SPARK PLUG (BPR5ES) (NGK) SPARK PLUG (W16EPR-U) (DENSO) PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6853386 6853428 6853469 4497947 6605075 6605083 6605091 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 2025971 6605117 0465591 2456697 6607196 1775170 6698815 0345900 0069310 2401222 2105823 2298404 6853436 6853444 6853451 6698823 2105799 PAN ASSY., OIL PUMP ASSY., OIL CAP ASSY., DRAIN GASKET, OIL FILLER CAP GOVERNOR ASSY. WEIGHT, GOVERNOR HOLDER, GOVERNOR WEIGHT PIN, GOVERNOR WEIGHT SLIDER, GOVERNOR WASHER (6X16) CLIP, GOVERNOR HOLDER OIL SEAL (31X50X8) OIL SEAL (10X16X4.5) O-RING (7.5X2.3) WASHER, PLAIN (6MM) PIN A, DOWEL (8X14) BOLT, FLANGE (6X30) BOLT, FLANGE (6X22) BOLT, FLANGE (8X40) PIPE, OIL PUMP PIPE, OIL SUPPLY HOLDER, OIL PIPE O-RING (5.8X2) BOLT, FLANGE (6x12) PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 6853410 6607188 2027159 CRANKSHAFT WASHER, THRUST KE_ SPECIALWOODRUFF (25X18) KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 6695571 -2 3 4 5 6656425 6604672 6223994 6853402 6226963 6 2539120 RING SET, PISTON (STD) (NIPPON) RING SET, PISTON PISTON (STD) PIN, PISTON ROD ASSY., CONNECTING BOLT, CONNECTING ROD (6X37) CLIP, PISTON PIN (18MM) KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 -6 6605547 6605554 6605562 7246903 6605695 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 6605703 3687019 0636845 2105849 2488187 2105856 0812834 1640424 16 3191921 COIL ASSY, IGNITION (#1) COLLAR, IGNITION COIL COIL ASSY., IGNITION (#2) COIL ASSY., IGNITION (#2) COIL ASSY., CHARGE (12V12A) DIODE ASSY., ENGINE STOP CLAMP, CENTER CORD BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) (CT200) BOLT, FLANGE (6X28) BOLT, FLANGE (6X45) BOLT, FLANGE (6X32) WASHER, TANK SETTING CLIP, WIRE HARNESS (6MM) (WHITE) CLIP, WIRE HARNESS REGULATOR RECTIFIER " SUB WIRE HARNESS CRANKSHAFT KEY NO. ROD IGNITION COIL OIL PAN KEY NO. CONNECTING 56 KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 6 7 6605745 6853568 8 9 10 11 12 6853576 2557312 0636845 0803619 1685536 13 14 15 4618690 2581353 2105815 SUB-WIRE HARNESS ASSY. RECTIFIER ASSY., REGULATOR BRACKET, REGULATOR BASE, CLIP BOLT, FLANGE (6X12) (CT200) BOLT, FLANGE (6X14) STRAP, CABLE (105MM) *NHI* (BLACK) TUBE, WIRE BOLT, FLANGE (6X8) BOLT, FLANGE (6X20) TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273500 HONDA ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER GXV530,TYPE NUMBER EXA1 EXHAUST PIPE KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 2 3 6605398 0471623 GASKET, EX. PIPE NUT, FLANGE (6MM) FUEL PUMP KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 5611298 6605216 4432233 1226299 2449593 6 2449593 7 0250985 PUMP ASSY., FUEL TUBE, DIAPHRAGM FILTER, FUEL SCREW-WASHER (5X16) BULK HOSE, FUEL (5.5X8000) (5.5X100) BULK HOSE, FUEL (5.5X8000) (5.5X350) CLIP, TUBE (BIO) CRANKCASE KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 17 20 6853311 6604540 6604557 2515195 6604565 6388482 6604805 6853477 6604821 0928051 2488187 3509528 0748111 2108595 2280006 3141769 6698807 1169275 0997320 0069310 CRANKCASE ASSY. COVER, BREATHER 1 GASKET, BREATHER COVER PLATE, VALVE STOPPER, VALVE FILTER, OIL EXTENSION, OIL FILLER DIPSTICK, OIL TUBE, BREATHER BOLT, FLANGE (5X10) BOLT, FLANGE (6X45) HOLDER, OIL FILTER BOLT, FLANGE (6X25) OIL SEAL (35X52X8) O-RING (22.5X2.2) BOLT 2, STUD (8X28) SWITCH ASM-OtL PRESSURE BOLT BEARING, RADIAL BALL (6207) PIN A, DOWEL (8X14) LABELS KEY NO. PART NO DESCRIPTION 3 6607097 5 8 6607105 6853766 MARK, OPERATOR CAUTION (EC) MARK, HONDA MARK, EMBLEM (GXV530) 57 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES ONLY RIDE UP AND NOT ACROSS HILL u_ 15 DEGREES _ DOWN FOR SAFE HILL, MAX, down the face of slopes, never across the face. 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